In the segment of Health Watch, HMM host and producer Lovonia Mallory finishes up her conversation talking about PE with Dr Akhelish Sista of NYU as he talks in the studio about pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Sista is the Section Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at NYU-Langone School of Medicine in Manhattan, New York.
This segment is a memorial to Lovonia’s brother, who passed away two years ago of pulmonary embolism.
“Born in Salisbury, North Carolina on February 5, 1966 the son of Douglas Evon Mallory (deceased) and Mary Suggs-Mallory. Guy attended public school in Albany and graduate in 1985. He graduated from Buffalo State College in 1989 and was an active member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. After college Guy moved to New York City but soon returned home to family and friends. He worked for the New York State Research Foundation and Albany Medical Center as a Human Resource Specialist. Friends at the job described him as loving and funny; they loved to hear his stories. Guy was active in the local gay community serving as past president of the board of In Our On Voices, an African American LGBT advocacy group. Guy was involved in Sistas and Brothers in the Life, and Albany Black Pride. Guy was known as a “no nonsense” but dedicated social justice advocate for the LGBT community.
Guy was an avid tennis player. He played in several local tournaments and he also excelled as doubles player with his friend Justin competing in the 1985 Freedom Games. Guy was a dedicated friend and son taking care of his mother until his death. This segment is in his memory. “I love you Guy your big sister Vona.”